Ruben Ostlund

‘The Square’ Review: Hilarious, Thought-Provoking Art
‘The Square’ Review: Hilarious, Thought-Provoking Art
“The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it, we all share equal rights and obligations.” This is the description assigned to the provocative art installation at the center of the latest film from Force Majeure director Ruben Ostlund. For his follow-up, Ostlund takes his aim beyond the confines of marriage for a more expansive, but no less precise satire — this time of a more social nature. The mission statement of the titular artwork in The Square is also (obviously) referring to a figurative communal “safe space,” but Ostlund’s film is anything but.
Fantastic Fest 2017 Announces First Wave of Films
Fantastic Fest 2017 Announces First Wave of Films
It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year…Fantastic Fest 2017 is right around in the corner, and if the first wave of film programming is any indication, this year’s lineup is going to be pretty stellar. The initial roster boasts the usual assortment of intriguing genre fare (like Takashi Miike’s 100th film, if you can believe it) alongside festival favorites and potential awards contenders, including new films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Ruben Ostlund, Martin McDonagh and more — so much more!
‘Force Majeure’ Director Reveals Rejected ‘Passengers’ Pitch
‘Force Majeure’ Director Reveals Rejected ‘Passengers’ Pitch
In an alternate timeline, perhaps one in which we didn’t elect a reality TV star as president, there exists a different version of Passengers — one that directly and artfully addresses the dubious morality of its male lead. That version is directed by Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish filmmaker behind the brilliant, darkly comedic relationship drama Force Majeure. This alternate version of Passengers probably wouldn’t star Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, either; or if it did, it would have possibly given them much more compelling material to work with.